Tag Archive for 'methane'

Cheap food isn’t to throw away

February 9th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Seeing destitute people at Victoria Station in London rushing by outdoor tables of eateries and snatching disposable plates of leftover food abandoned by paying customers is a reminder of how many people are perpetually hungry. Many of us take food for granted. About one third of the weight of Guernsey’s household waste is made up […]

Reducing black carbon emissions from diesel engines, wood and coal burners would curb global warming

January 17th, 2013 by International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

Black carbon is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of this issue. The landmark study published in the paper ‘Bounding the role of black carbon in the climate system: A scientific assessment‘ in the Journal of […]

Greenhouse gases in atmosphere continue to increase in 2011

November 20th, 2012 by World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization reports that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011. Between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30% increase in radiative forcing – the warming effect on our climate – because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases. According to WMO’s 2011 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, […]

Food waste makes fuel for cars

February 10th, 2012 by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Researchers have developed a facility that ferments food waste to make methane, which can be used to power vehicles. Drivers who fill up with natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel spend less on fuel and are more environmentally friendly.